CHRISTMAS SHOPPING SEASON
If you are working abroad as a post-doc or a visiting scholar, you may want to consider start your holidays shopping early on. It is a tradition to exchange gifts with your coworkers and friends, and Christmas is the busiest time of the year for department stores and shopping malls.
Giving your supervisor a small gift is also not a bad idea although is not necessary. Coworkers who have good work relationships also tend to always exchange gifts. Not to mention your family and close friends, giving them gifts is a must. So join the fun and excitement of gift exchange and start shopping!
A: Store Staff Buyer 商店导购
B: Buyer 消费者
A: Hi, there. Merry Christmas! And Welcome to Bloomingdale’s, how may I help you today?
B: Hi, Merry Christmas to you too. Is this jacket on sale?
A: Let me check the tag please. Yes, it is ma’am. It belongs to our clearance section. This jacket in specific is 60% off. Our Christmas discount this year are huge.
B: Nice, but since it is a designer brand, it’s still a bit expensive.
A: Well, the original price was 1200 dollars, now you can take it for only 480 dollars, it’s a really good deal. Plus, for any consumption above 300 our store offers a 6-month credit interest-free for Visa, MasterCard and American Express. And for any consumption above 450 dollars our store is giving away some freebies and a 20% off coupon for future purchases.
B: You know what, I’ll take it. It’s Christmas after all. I’ll pay with my Visa credit card, divide the bill into 6-monthly payments, no interest as you said.
A: Yes, ma’am. Here is your receipt, your coupon and your free gift, a beautiful Christmas Cup.
B: This is a gift is for my husband, could you please wrap it up? And put a ribbon on it, please.
A: Sure thing. Our wrapping station is over there it is completely free of charge. Here you are.
B: Great. It looks lovely. Thank you.
A: Thank you for choosing Bloomingdale’s. If the jacket doesn’t fit, you could always return within 30 days to change it or return it. You will need your receipt for this so please keep it with you just in case.
B: I will. Thanks.